Friday, 1 February 2013

Using Templates in MDS2

Good morning!  Have you noticed that there are a couple digital items that you can select for free in the Sale-a-Bration flyer?  One of them is a CD where you will enjoy the digital version of all the Sale-a-Bration items and the other is the Lemonade Stand digital disc which includes:
  • 65-piece stamp brush set
  • 7 designer series papers
  • 14 embellishments
  • 12 greeting card templates
  • 12 one-page templates
And the colors are fabulous - Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, Crumb Cake and Crushed Curry.  Don't you just love that the colors never retire in MDS?!

Anyway, I wanted to show you a couple projects that I created using a couple of the templates included on the lemonade stand disc.  Templates really are the BEST way to start - they can save you so much time!

This first one is a hybrid card that I created - the card front is the template - with no changes.  I printed 4 to a page from home so was able to create these really quickly.  Then I matted on a piece of summer sun.  I chose summer sun because when you print from home the colors never turn out to be true SU! colors - that's what the Stampin' Up! printer is for.  So summer sun was the closest match, then added it to a baja breeze card base.  The little accent is one of our bitty buttons (the heart shape) with some bakers twine fed through.  Super simple and took all of about 5 minutes!
This next project is the template that I started with to create my layout.  It again was from the lemonade stand disc.  After a few simple changes, here's what I came up with...
You can see that I made a few changes but the layout is basically the same.  I love to start with a template, sometimes it looks similar to what I started with and sometimes you can't even tell.  Everything can be modified on the templates which makes them a great place to begin!

Thanks for stopping by!

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